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Great Danes Rescued from Unlicensed Commercial Breeder Find Forever Homes- HSUS Article

Great Danes Rescued from Unlicensed Commercial Breeder Find Forever Homes Almost 15 months ago - 451 days to be exact - the Wolfeboro Police Department executed a search warrant for an unlicensed breeder suspected of animal cruelty. For 451 days, the dogs impacted have waited for their justice - in the form of freedom. Today, the HSUS has officially closed the doors on an animal shelter we have operated since June 16, 2017. After two trials and two convictions, all of the adoptable dogs have been placed with loving and experienced forever families or with compassionate foster homes seeing them through prescribed medical treatments and care. The HSUS, and specifically, the Animal Rescue Team, would like to thank the over 500 volunteers, professional canine trainers, and veterinarians who gave their time and compassion to care for these giants day in and day out. It was a herculean undertaking that required strength of heart, mind, and body – as blood, sweat, and tears were lovingly invested into these gentle giants, so that the opportunity for the future was bright. The rescue of these dogs, and their ongoing care throughout per the legal process, has been the most expensive, per animal/per day, in the history of The Humane Society of the United States and we truly could not have done it without the support of our donors and supporters. To the army of people who have played a role in helping these dogs heal, to our rescue and shelter partners whose expertise ensured each dog was paired with an experienced home, and to those who have opened their hearts so that these survivors can finally feel the comfort of a permanent family, we extend our deepest appreciation. To the two brave whistleblowers, we hope this brings you peace and pride that your courage saved so many lives. We won’t stop fighting until the Granite State takes a preventative role and requires regular inspections and standards of care for dogs in these facilities and places some of the financial burden of caring for animals seized in cruelty cases on the person accused, not the non-profits and taxpayers. Events Become an Advocate for Animals in New Hampshire! Join us on Tuesday, October 23rd from 6:00-7:30pm at the Pope Memorial SPCA in Concord, NH to learn how you can become a more effective advocate for animals. We'll be discussing priority legislation for the 2019 legislative session, answering questions and offering tips to ensure your elected officials hear from you about issues that impact animals! We'll be discussing the treatment of dogs in unlicensed commercial breeding facilities, the costs of animal cruelty, wildlife trafficking and more. To register for this free event, click here. Events Yet Another Case of Cruelty Involving an Unlicensed Breeder (Photo Credit: NHSPCA) The rescue of 84 Great Danes from an unlicensed breeder in Wolfeboro in June of 2017 was one of five such cases of neglect in the Granite State in two years. In December and January, 36 German Shepherds were seized from a home and a barn in Alexandria and Bristol and just this past July, 52 Labrador Retrievers were seized by law enforcement in Marlborough. The defendant in the German Shepherd case was found guilty in July and ordered to pay $70,000 in order to retain ownership of the dogs through an appeal process yet, three months later, no bond has been posted and the dogs continue to be cared for by the New Hampshire SPCA to the tune of over $250,000. The Monadnock Humane Society has spent over $50,000 to care for the Labrador Retrievers whose owner is awaiting trial. We will continue to work with leaders like Senator Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) and Governor Sununu (R) to fix this broken system that treats living animals no differently than an impounded car or illegal drugs. Join us on October 23rd to learn how you can help!


Lindsay Hamrick New Hampshire Senior State Director, State Affairs lhamrick@humanesociety.org P 603-401-0287 humanesociety.org The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, fighting for all animals for more than 60 years. To support our work, please make a monthly donation, give in another way Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list. facebook twitter animalsheltering.org Copyright © 2018 The Humane Society of the United States, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: The Humane Society of the United States PO Box 3442 Concord, NH 03302 Add us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

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